As a thesis project for NYU, Rudi Azank translated Samuel Beckett's original unpublished manuscript of 'En Attendant Godot', before other's interpretation and censorship, from French to an English screenplay, and adapting the story to fit a webseries format. We chose the style of Italian Neo-Realism to fit this surreal story to a modern day New York City film. Shot with a budget befitting the iconic bums, Godot's production was modeled after the 1953 NYC film, 'Little Fugitive'.
Godot is infamously remembered as the show where "nothing happens, twice." Conceived as more accessible to a 21st century culture, familiar with the popular styles of "meta films" and a Larry David-Jerry Seinfeld brand of 'entertaining nothingness' -- after an 8 year study of the untouched original text by Samuel Beckett, and with the Beckett estate's approval of his translation, Rudi Azank has completed the first fully cinematic adaptation of Godot.
We do sincerely hope you all enjoy our little rendition of Samuel Beckett's immortal 'tragicomedy' and will help us continue telling the story by contributing to our Season 2 production fundraiser.
Risks and challenges
Once we reach our goal we'll face the usual obstacles of a series going into its second season. Scheduling of our cast is not an uncommon difficulty tv shows can face - having begun 'Godot' when the production team and cast was assembled at NYU, our production will now continue after most of the team's graduation. However our production has been designed to be as speedy, economical and adaptable as possible to be prepared for the hardships of a show's production.
Being distributed on the web, our show is blessed with not facing the obstacles and meddling of Network executives tampering with our presentation. Our show is helmed by its two stars, Rudi Azank and Ran Shelomi, who are both graduates of NYU's Film school, and who are devout to finishing this project with polish and precision, as they originally envisioned it.
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